Review | Back to Bed
Aug16

Review | Back to Bed

A major trend that has come to light in recent years is the process of updating flash games into fully fleshed out games for paid releases. We’ve seen it work with the likes of Super Meat Boy, and now the experimental puzzle game Back to Bed has gotten the retail treatment. But was this game worth the update or should it have stayed on the Internet? Back to Bed (PC [Reviewed], Mac, Linux) Developer: Bedtime Digital Games...

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Aperture Tag Review
Aug01

Aperture Tag Review

Once upon a time, Portal 2 was being developed as a game without portals. We all know how that worked out, but I’ve always been intrigued with that idea. The entirely new category of first person puzzler requires more than just portals after all, it needs some variety. The makers of Aperture Tag share my sentiments, and have lovingly crafted a Portal 2 mod campaign using only a paint gun and its gel mechanics. Portals are used...

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Space Farmers Review
Jul25

Space Farmers Review

First, to get this out of the way, there is no actual farming in Space Farmers. There are pigs and cows lurking around, and farmer characters to select, but you will not be collecting the harvest. Put away your thoughts of hovering tractors flying through fields of off-color fruits and vegetables. Instead of the zero gravity crop simulator you might expect from Steam in 2014, Space Farmers is instead a co-op puzzle game put out by the...

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BattleBlock Theater PC Review
May15

BattleBlock Theater PC Review

Speaking as someone who was “strongly encouraged” to do theater for the first 18 years of my life, I’m kind of burnt out on the whole idea. I still enjoy watching and reading plays, but I can’t get back on the stage. It’s like a Roman Colosseum, unwillingly performing to entertain a ravenous crowd. I don’t know if anyone at Behemoth had a similar experience, but I can’t help playing...

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Circuits Review
Apr28

Circuits Review

Ever since music was added to video  games, the two have shared a symbiotic relationship. The music heightens the atmosphere to help the player enter the universe the game wishes to create, while the gameplay gives a sense of rhythm to the overlaying tone brought on by the music. As the industry grows more experimental, publishers and developers have been looking for new ways of making the two fresh and innovative. The outcome varied...

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